Honolulu, HI 96817, USA


Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide


Mission Statement

The United States Coast Guard is a multi-mission, maritime military service within the Department of Homeland Security and one of the nation’s five armed services. Its core roles are to protect the public, the environment, and U.S. economic and security interests in any maritime region in which those interests may be at risk, including international waters and America’s coasts, ports and inland waterways.

Planning Your Move

Erroneously called “Express Shipment,” unaccompanied baggage transportation is authorized by an expedited mode when necessary to enable the member to carry out assigned duties or to prevent undue hardship to the member and/or dependents. When an unaccompanied baggage shipment is requested and authorized for PCS, unaccompanied baggage (no furniture items and not to exceed 500 pounds) will be transported.

Upon Your Arrival

At the Airport: Make sure you keep your sponsor, ombudsman and your unit advised of your flight itinerary. All personnel arriving at Honolulu International Airport should be met by their sponsor, unless they are continuing to the islands of Hawaii, Maui or Kauai. You and your family (if applicable) should be transported to a previously arranged temporary lodging hotel accommodation. If you have any arrival problems or questions, contact your assigned unit.


Accompanied and unaccompanied members must check in with the Local Housing Officer no later than the next business day after arrival on island. Upon check in at the housing office, you will be provided your housing in-brief and counseled on available housing options.

Medical and Dental Services

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, closed weekends and federal holidays.

Phone 808-473-1880, ext. 2323

Family Services

Family Resource Specialist (FRS): An FRS provides information and referral services for choosing quality child care, providing child care, accessing enrollment in the CG Special Needs Program, applying for adoption reimbursement, providing elder care and scholarship information for eligible family members.


Gymnasium: The gym complex consists of an enclosed combination basketball/volleyball court, fitness/weight room, racquetball court, cardiovascular/fitness and aerobics room upstairs, and male and female dressing rooms. Signing up on the white board located in the gym can reserve the racquetball court.

Brief History

The Revenue Cutter Lawrence sailed into Honolulu Harbor Sept. 4, 1849, escorted by Native Hawaiians in outrigger canoes. This marked the beginning of the U.S. Coast Guard presence in the Pacific. For the next 90 years, cutters from the West Coast routinely plied Hawaii’s waters on patrols. In 1939, the Fourteenth Coast Guard District was established ashore in Honolulu with 230 personnel.

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